Do you dream of giving your balloon creations a little more pizazz? If you’re feeling a little deflated by your recent creations, don’t panic! Here are 5 spectacular examples of balloon art which will have you feeing inspired and creative in next to no time. From incredible special effects by Vincenzo Musto, to John Preston’s mind-bogglingly beautiful linear topiary, we’ve collected some “out there” pieces to get you ready to pop with excitement, along with a few handy hints so you can create something special yourself!
1. Lupita by Gabriele Del Cane
Lupita is a lucky girl! This beautiful purple installation is the work of balloon art superstar Gabriele Del Cane. His ethos is to “bring the party” to his creations and this dazzling display is no exception, Infused with fun and creativity, this huge wall of balloon art is a big, inflatable celebration of the special girl in question!
2. Stilettos by John Preston
Well known and much admired for his precision approach to balloon art, John Preston’s spectacular balloon stilettos are a fine example of his unique, artisan “linear topiary”. Using long, thin balloons, John weaves wonderful and absolutely precise pieces of balloon sculpture which look like nothing you’ve ever imagined balloon art could be!
3. Chocks Away! By Claudio Casagrande
Using link balloons to impressive effect, Claudio creates picture perfect balloon sculptures which form big, lifelike designs. If you’d like to create an high-flying balloon aeroplane of your very own, we couldn’t find an online tutorial for Claudio’s link balloon design, but we did track down this great project from San Francisco balloon artist Perry Yan.
4. La Tour Eiffel by Christopher Horne
This is a showstopper straight from la Gay Paris, courtesy of talented balloon art mastermind, Christopher Horne in collaboration with Anagram International. Christopher’s style is all about taking latex and foil decorative products in previously unthought-of directions. The Eiffel Tower is a popular balloon art creation and Christopher’s incarnation is one of the most precise and pretty we’ve ever seen. Take a look at a selection of jaw-dropping and some not quite so convincing balloon Eiffel towers here.
5. Dazzling Display by Vincenzo Musto
Tah dah! Incorporating special effects into balloon art is no mean feat, but Vincenzo Musto has staged this matrimonial beauty to perfection. What a wonderful way to celebrate a wedding? If you’re interested in adding some extra “wow factor” to your balloon art and sculptures, take a leaf out of Vincenzo’s book and discover new ways to mix your sculptural creations with special effects. Interested in recreating this special effect? You can learn the basic principles with this handy video from All Events Adviser.
Have you been inspired by our collection of beautiful balloon art? You can learn all the tricks, techniques and skills you need to create your own eye-popping sculptures at The Great Arabian Balloon Adventure in Dubai, where all five of the balloon artists above will be running seminars, workshops and special events.
The event takes place on 5th-11th October 2014. To find out more, read up on the instructors and discover all of the incredible balloon art activities available at The Great Arabian Balloon Adventure. Please get in touch today for further information.